Colour Stories: Decorating With Pale Pink

A soft pink with undertones of grey works to soothing effect in Yvonne Koné’s Copenhagen boutique, designed by Oliver Gustav. Team with burgundy drapes to keep the look elegant.

Try a modern paint effect such as ombré shading, using similar rosy pink and sky blue tones for a restful colour update.

Pastel hand-painted panels successfully combine pretty with bold in this upbeat, feminine space.

Combine layers of raspberry, rose and seashell pink in textiles, then team with burnished metallics for a modern-meets-vintage look.

Experiment with shades of pink and a simple linear paint treatment to turn a plain space into an eye-catching corner.

In a mellow, neutral scheme of soft greys and off-whites, a powder-pink button-back sofa focuses and re-energises the space.

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